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Our Team

We have been providing services and conducting research for over 30 years. Both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches inform our work, which draws on perspectives from psychology, social work, psychiatry, public health, education, family systems, organizational and systems development, and counseling.

Center Directors

Jacob Kraemer Tebes, PhD

Center Director

The Consultation Center at Yale's Director is Jacob Kraemer Tebes, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology), in the Child Study Center, and in Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, and Director of the Division of Prevention and Community Research. Dr. Tebes is also Chief Psychologist for the Connecticut Mental Health Center. His professional activities include research, service, teaching, and administration. He consults to public agencies and community-based organizations on the development, implementation, and evaluation of community-based programs and services, and on the use of evaluation data to inform practice and policy.

Joy S. Kaufman, PhD

Deputy Director of Operations

The Consultation Center at Yale’s Deputy Director of Operations is Joy S. Kaufman, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology), Yale School of Medicine, and she is the Director of Program and Service System Evaluation and the Director of Evaluation Research at the Center. Trained as a clinical and community psychologist, Dr. Kaufman has 20 years experience conducting program evaluations, needs assessments, and evaluations of service delivery systems. She has provided consultation and technical assistance to state departments on issues such as the development of performance indicators, training and technical assistance plans to enable community-based organizations to implement mandated reporting requirements, and utilizing data to inform program and policy development.